If you have a home with a bathroom that is desperately in need of a remodel, you may find yourself constantly thinking about the possible ways that you could redo your bathroom and make it look brand new. However, it is likely that many of your dreams and imaginings are more expensive than you can afford. The good news is that there are many ways that you can remodel your bathroom when you have only a limited budget to work with. By learning just a few of the ways that you can remodel your bathroom on a budget, you can start your project sooner and have a brand new bathroom design as soon as possible.
Consider Bathtub Refinishing Rather Than Replacement
Many people assume that in order to change up the look of their bathroom, they need to rip out all of their major plumbing fixtures to do so. However, this does not have to be the case. If the bathroom that you are remodeling has a bathtub, you might be able to refinish it rather than remove it and purchase and install a new one.
Bathtub refinishing is a project that requires you to strip the surface of your bathtub using a method known as etching. Chemical refinishing products are also available to help with this initial step. The idea is to make your bathtub surface less smooth so that the new glaze and finish can be applied and will adhere to the surface.
By refinishing your bathtub, you can simply brighten and refresh the current color of the surface or completely change the appearance of your bathtub. For a more modern look, you could opt for a teal, red, or even black tub finish rather than the traditional cream or white. You could also just choose to make the existing color a bit richer to give the room a more lavish look.
Use Inexpensive Baskets as Wall Shelves
Wicker baskets of all shapes and sizes are sold at discount retailers, antique and vintage shops, and even at garage sales at very reasonable prices. These wicker baskets can be very useful to create storage space and add style in your bathroom remodeling project.
Mounting inexpensive baskets to the walls can create unique and versatile wall shelves for your bathroom. Simply mount the baskets with the solid bottom of the basket flush to the wall. You can use these baskets to store extra towels, toilet tissue, lotions and makeup, or other bathroom necessities or decor. This is a particularly useful remodeling technique if you are interested in rustic design or your have limited counter space in your bathroom.
These ideas will help you to get started on your bathroom remodeling project on a budget.